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Director, Field Applications Engineering Sales

Sales & Sales Operations
JR-0000045199 Requisition #


Western Digital®


The next big thing in data is you!

As Technical Account Manager you will manage and lead a team of engineers supporting one of Western Digital’s largest and strategic cloud customers, Facebook.  As the technical leader of the account, you will be responsible for developing and providing strategic direction on technical matters related to pre-sales, qualification, and sustaining support.


Candidates for this role need to be highly motivated, self-sufficient, and possess strong leadership attributes. Excellent technical and communication skills is a must, able to articulate technical requirements and issues. Occasional domestic or international travel. This position is full-time and located in San Jose, CA area.

  • Builds and maintain long-term relationship with technology influencers and decision makers at the customer
  • Provide strategic and tactical direction on technical related matters.
  • Work closely with sales team on developing account strategy.
  • Lead and coordinate a variety of technical engagements.
  • Work with customers on technology and product alignment.
  • Identify qual slot opportunities at the customer for all of WD’s portfolio.
  • Manage technical account team resource for tasks including qualification and sustaining activities; help clear road blocks to ensure team success.
  • Manage the resolution of complex issues during qualification and sustaining phase, working with cross functional teams and management as needed.
  • Customer escalation point for technical related issues.
  • Provide executive level summary and status reports to senior management and executives.
  • Be the “voice of the customer” inside Western Digital.

  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent experience in related field.
  • 10+ years’ experience in engineering or other technical roles including at least five years experience in a technical customer-facing role.
  • Familiar with cloud storage architectures and concepts such as erasure coding, distributed file systems, object storage, Linux OS.
  • Working knowledge of HDD/SSDs and SATA/NVME interface.  Knowledge of storage systems a plus.
  • Leadership and management experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Experience working and communicating with executives a plus.


The future. It’s on you. You & Western Digital.
We’ve been storing the world’s data for more than 50 years. Once, it was the most important thing we could do for data. Now we’re helping the world capture, preserve, access and transform data in a way only we can.
The most game-changing companies, consumers, professionals, and governments come to us for the technologies and solutions they need to capture, preserve, access, and transform their data.
But we can’t do it alone. Today’s exceptional data challenges require your exceptional skills. It’s You & Us. Together, we’re the next big thing in data.
Western Digital® data-centric solutions are found under the G-Technology™, HGST, SanDisk®, Tegile™, Upthere™, and WD® brands.
Western Digital is an equal opportunity employer.
Western Digital does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming standards), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender (including a person’s gender identity, gender expression, and gender-related appearance and behavior, whether or not stereotypically associated with the person’s assigned sex at birth), age, national origin, sexual orientation, medical condition, marital status (including domestic partnership status), physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected medical and family care leave, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. We also prohibit harassment of any individual on any of the characteristics listed above. Our non-discrimination policy applies to all aspects of employment. We comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law" poster.
Federal and state laws require employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job.  Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. If you need any accommodation or assistance with our career site, please contact us at staffingsupport@wdc.com.
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